Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Night Bites

Each Friday we try and make a dinner that is fun and a real crowd celebrate the end of the week and beginning of the weekend. So here is a great and easy fiesta chicken taco soup that is my absolute favorite slow cooker recipe.

TGIF Fiesta Chicken Taco Soup

2 - 15 oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
16 oz can tomato sauce
10 oz frozen corn package
2 - 10 oz cans of tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
12 oz can or bottle of beer
1 small onion, diced
1 package taco seasoning
2 boneless chicken breasts

Shredded Cheddar Cheese (we use 2% milk type)
Light Sour Cream
Crushed Baked Tortillas
Sliced Scallions (optional)
Sliced Olives (optional)
Minced Cilantro (optional)

Place the first 7 ingredients in the slow cooker and mix well. Place chicken breasts on top of the ingredients and cover the slow cooker. Cook on high 4-5 hours, or low 8-10 hours. Remove the chicken and cool on a cutting board while you prepare the cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips. Once chicken is cool, shred or cut up very fine, mix back into soup.

Serve soup in bowls, and let the kiddos do their own toppings!


Mama in Training said...

Renee made this for lunch this week for a playdate and it was FABULOUS!!! I will definitely be making it.

Melanie said...

oooh.... can't wait to try this one!
posted the link in my comments ! whenever you have some advise for me feel free to self promote!



whitneyingram said...

And there it is, the meal that completes my week's menu. THANKS! This will be going on my blog for sure.

p.s. any ideas on a substitute for the beer? Or just omit it and not add anything in it's place? Let me know what you think.

Anonymous said...

Made this soup this week and it was delicious!

Anonymous said...

My family loved this - kids and adults! I made exactly per the recipe, except I used pinto beans instead of black beans. Will definitely make again - thanks!

Anonymous said...

also try this with fire roasted tomatoes soooo good

Anonymous said...

Delicious! My husband said it needed something, but I can't imagine what. May add some jalapeƱos next time? It is awfully thick, more stew-like than soup, but that may be because I added flax seed powder. Will probably add another beer when I reheat it. Will definitely make this again! Thanks!